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  • Malvern's Insitec Particle-Size Analyzers Support Big Pharma QbD

    December 11, 2008

    A recent review of activity within the pharmaceutical industry has shown that leading manufacturers are using Process Analytical Technology (PAT) tools, such as the Insitec online particle-size analyzer from Malvern Instruments, to implement Quality by Design (QbD). “Knowledge-based...

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  • Malvern Instruments and Rutgers Collaborate on Materials Characterization Lab

    December 4, 2008

    A new particle characterization and rheology laboratory is being installed at the Center for Ceramic Research (CCR) at Rutgers (State University of New Jersey), as part of a collaborative project between the university and Malvern Instruments. Malvern is providing a suite of state-of-the-art...

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  • Manually-Operated Console

    December 1, 2008

    The SBC-1000 SmartBob2 console allows the user to remotely initiate and view measurements from up to 128 SmartBob2 remotes. It provides basic, local control and monitoring of all vessels connected to the network from a single console, reducing the amount of equipment needed to monitor a large...

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  • Moisture/Solids Analyzer

    December 1, 2008

    The Computrac MAX 4000 builds on the successes of its predecessor, the Computrac MAX 2000, with a more user-friendly interface and additional features designed to offer the end user faster throughput, greater control of testing conditions, and more comprehensive test data. The new unit features a...

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  • Bulk Solid Samplers

    December 1, 2008

    These units sample free-flowing or non-free-flowing powders, pellets, flakes, granules, grain, or friable materials. Typical products sampled include pellets, cement, chemicals, resins, powders, and slurries from gravity lines or dilute- and dense-phase horizontal pneumatic transfer lines. The...

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  • Rotary Paddle Bin Level Indicators: A Favorite Flavor?

    November 20, 2008

    By Joe Lewis While some users gravitated away from rotary paddle bin level indicators, industry market reports still tell us that they are one of the most popular choices for point level monitoring of powders and bulk solids; some 64,000 units were placed in service worldwide in 2008....

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  • Instrumentation & Process Control Focus - December 08

    November 20, 2008

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  • NDC Infrared Engineering Appoints Dr. Danut Dragoi Senior Scientist

    November 19, 2008

    NDC Infrared Engineering, a global supplier of on-line measurement and control systems, has announced the appointment of Dr. Danut Dragoi as senior scientist. Dr. Dragoi will help lead the effort in the area of sensors with a focus on new technologies for improving precision and accuracy. His...

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  • Leading Rheologist Joins Malvern Team

    November 11, 2008

    Malvern Instruments has announced that Samiul Amin has joins the company from Unilever (Port Sunlight), where he provided the technical lead on the application of rheology in product development. As a member of Malvern’s Novel Measurement Group, Amin will work in two main areas: the...

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  • Moisture Sensors

    November 4, 2008

    The Model IR 3000 moisture sensor has been developed for instant, non-contact analysis of powder and granular materials in harsh environments. The instrument offers accuracy, stability, and is insensitive to material variations such as particle size and material height. Using a new patented optical...

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